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 for Repelled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repel \Re**pel"\ (r?-p?l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repelled
     (-p?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repelling.] [L. repellere,
     repulsum; pref. re- re- + pellere to drive. See Pulse a
     beating, and cf. Repulse, Repeal.]
     1. To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance
        of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant.
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              Hippomedon repelled the hostile tide. --Pope.
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              They repelled each other strongly, and yet attracted
              each other strongly.                  --Macaulay.
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     2. To resist or oppose effectually; as, to repel an assault,
        an encroachment, or an argument.
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              [He] gently repelled their entreaties. --Hawthorne.
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     Syn: Tu repulse; resist; oppose; reject; refuse.
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